Table Mountain Rock Climbing
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Big monolith on the west side of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Wilderness climbing within the view of the road.Backcountry Rock Climbing in Southern Arizona is the guide book of choice.http://www.climbaz.com/Backcountry/backcountry.htmlWater: Water is available along the approach from the west side at the Spring (as of May 2019) but at this point you haven't gained much elevation. Probably best not to stop here but could be useful on the return trip if you run out of water.
Northern Gully: 2 ropes required. This is rumored to be the preferred descent for the Cherry Jam/Crescent Crack routes.
Original Descent Gully: Located between the main table mountain face (Cherry Jam/Crescent Crack) and the face which contains Modern Day Warrior. 2 straightforward rappels with 1 rope. Be very careful approaching the second rappel as the blocks near the anchor are very loose.
- From the small picnic area located at 2436 E Skipping Rock Way, Oro Valley head up the trail/road cut for ~10 min. Keep an eye out for a cairned path down to the wash but this is not well marked. If you can't find it, just head down into the wash.
- Follow the wash until you hit the trail generally heading East. Eventually you hit the wilderness boundary fence (~30 min). Head through the opening in the fence and follow the trail to the spring (~1 hr).
- From the Spring there's a good trail that is well cairned up to the ridge. On the ridge (lots of shin daggers), we were not able to find much of a trail, but follow the ridge towards table mountain. Keep an eye out to the North/hiker's left for a cairned path that takes you to the toe of the buttress.
- A third/ easy fourth class section from here leads you to base of Cherry Jam/Crescent Crack
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